Saturday, May 18, 2013


I did another card last night to give to a little girl named Adrianna.  I had given her some of my old pattern paper that I had for sometime to just use as she would like... and I have heard from her Grandma that she loves playing with it.  I also had sent her Grandma a birthday last year and that child plays with the card just about everytime she goes to her Grandma house.  Adrianna sent me a thank you card that she had made so I thought I would just send her a card.

Spellbinder's Dies: Butterfly Circles
                             Aster Flower Topper
Cheery Lynn Die: Butterfly

  Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Flower Power
 Crafty Calender Challenge - Blooms and Blossoms
 My Sheri Crafts - Challenge 110 - Flower Power
 Simply Create Too - Challenge #37 - Anything Goes
 Crafty Catz 3 of something - 2 of anything - 1 of what ever you want
                        3 flowers - 2 pink butterfly circles - 1 butterfly
2 Sisters Challenge  #144 - 1-2-3   1- Butterfly, 2 - Pink butterfly circles and 3 Flowers

Friday, May 17, 2013


Hi everyone,
I wanted to make a card for a challenge the theme is Sound Of Music so one of my favorite songs is Livin' On Love by Alan Jackson.  My hubby and I both pick this one as a favorite.  So we do have our anniversary coming up in the fall... so I thought of doing a card for my  hubby with Livin' On Love on it...It is so nice to have cards done ahead of time so you don't have to make your brain work so hard and fast at the same time... :)  I also love adding my cards to other challenges.  So here is my card.

Spellbinders dies:   Circle Heart
                              Parisian Accents
   Cricut cartridge:  Quarter Note
                             Craft Room Basic

    1.   Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sound Of Music -
                                                       Livin' On Love by Alan Jackson.
   2.  Charisma Cardz Challenge 19 - No Digis Allowed
   3.  Crafty Catz - 3 of something, 2 of anything and 1 of whatever you want.
                            3 red hearts  -  2  Music notes  -  1 Ribbon.
   4.  The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes.
   5.  Crafty Creations - Challenge 222 -  KISS

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I made this card for my bother-in-law today his birthday is this weekend and he will be 74 years old.  I sort of struggle a bit with the masculine cards for some reason... I guess it is because I like the ribbons and bows!!!  But if I would do a few at  a time I think it would go a bit better because once I started working on this card it seemed a lot of ideas popped in to my mind.  On the outside of this card it states "The car is Vintage" and on the inside of the card I put "You are Antique!   Happy Birthday and many more!"

Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY  MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS                                                                        

Here is a card I made this weekend... it seemed to take a long time to make it but I did purchases from new dies and other things the last couple of weeks and just couldn't decide on which ones to use... Oh but it is so much fun to have things to choose from... but you have to work with some the dies so you know how you want to use them.
Dies used: 
Spellbinders:  Heart Circles
                       Lacey Circles
                       Classic Decorative Inserts 1
                       Parisian Accents Shapeabilities
                       Rose Creation
Cheery Lynn Designs:  Butterfly

Challenges:     Craft Calender Challenge Blooms and Blossoms
                       My Sheri Crafts Challenge #110 Flower Power
                       Simply Create Too  Challenge - Anythings Goes
                      x Pumpkin Spice Challenge  #19 Flowers
                      x Card Mania  Challenge Flower Power
                      x Crafty Catz Challenge # 182  Anything Goes
                      x Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
                      x Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything Goes
                      x Divas by design Challenge - Anything Goes
                      x Simon Says Stamp - Challenge Simon Says - Flower Power

Thursday, May 2, 2013

PURPLE ROSE MOTHER'S DAY CARD                                                                 

Hello everyone, 
Mother's day is just around the corner so I decide to make a card for my granddaughter to give to her Mom... It will be ready for when she will ask for it... :)  I did the outside so it will be ready for her to put what she wants inside.  Oh I can hear her now ... asking for a 2nd Mother's day card for her boyfriend's mother.  But that is wonderful because I love making cards.   The purple rose Mother's day card was made with the spellbinder's dies...even the roses and the other flower were made with spellbinder's dies.  I just love spellbinder's dies!!!  Can't you tell? Now that  this card is done I need to do 3 more cards for the other 3 grandchildren so they can have a card to give.   I wonder since the youngest is 6 years old and a boy if it would be ok to make a card with a car on it for Mother's day??? I think that would be what he would want to do.  Oh I think I will put some things in a box and give to them so they can all make their own cards. 
If my Mom was still here on this earth I would send her a card just like this one because she loved roses.  Miss her a bunch!!!

Spellbinder's dies:  Shapeabilities Persian Accents, Rose Creations and one of the Edgeabilites classic insert.

 Challenges entered:  
1.  Crafty Creations Challenge Mother's Day with flowers.
2.  Go Fish Challenge #40  Mom
3.  Die Cuttin Divas  Challlenge 113 Anything goes
4. My Sheri Crafts Challenge 109 Mother's Day
5. Sunday (Fun)day #9

Monday, April 15, 2013

APRIL SHOWERS THIS WEEK!!!                                                                     

This week is we are going to be getting lots of rain at least that is want my local weather man is saying... So that means April Showers will Bring May FLOWERS... so I decide to do a card with some roses on it... I even decide to use my newest spellbinder's Rose Creation die.  I really like it!!! 

Spellbinder's dies:  Heart Circles and Rose Creation
Die-namics - small Fancy Flourish and small Leafy Flourish

Challenges entered:
            Little Scrap Pieces  Challenge - Fun Friday May Flowers.
            My Craft Spot -  Monday Challenge # 95 Anything Goes.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

COWGIRL BIRTHDAY CARD                                                                                     

I think this little cowgirl is one of the cutest little girls in town... she is a digital stamp from The PAPER SHELTER.  I have a granddaughter that loves horses so I thought this would be great card for her.  Her birthday isn't until September.... So I  can put her name on the list of the cards that are done!  I need to get busy and make about 5 guy cards ... there are 3 guy birthdays in May... that includes our Great grandson's, son's and my Brother-in-law's.

On this card I also used 3 spellbinder dies.

Challenge:   My Paper Crafting - Digi Dessert Fridaze

Friday, March 29, 2013

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!                                                                                                     

I wanted to share my 4 Easter Treat Boxes I have made for my Grandchildren... These were so much fun to make... 
The first white bunny, the brown bunny, and the chick are cut files from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The hair on top of the head of the two bunnies is my idea.  The last bunny was my idea and it was made with my cricut.

Challenges Entered:
1.  Little Scrap Pieces -  Fun Friday  Here comes Peter Cottontail - (I entered the 2nd item down for this challenge)
2.  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 154 Easter Greetings - (I entered the 4th item down in this challenge)
3.  Exploring Cricut - Happy Easter - (I entered the 4th item down in this challenge)
4.  Paper Crafting CWC  - Easter 127 -  (I entered the 4th item down in this challenge)

The brown bunny won "TOP 3 over at Little Scrap Pieces Challenge on April 6, 2013".

For this little bunny I used my cricut machine... Cartridges:  Craft Room Basic and Mother's Day Bouquet.  

Monday, March 25, 2013


Well woke up to 5 to 7 inches in our  back yard this morning... I decided to take a few picture to put in the scrapbook.  And as I look out my window right now it is snowing again but at least most of the snow has fallen out/off the trees.  So lets more on to something a bit warmer looking.....

As I said yesterday I would be spending some time in my craft room which I have been in here most of the day so I do have one card to add...but I have also been doing some clean up too... so I could find some things.  I went looking for cards on the internet last night and did find lots of lovely cards but one seem to stand out and it was one that used one of my spellbinders dies... I tried to make something with this die today and this card is what I came up with... hope you like it.  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

SNOW DAY TOMORROW                                                                                      

Hi Everyone,
Spring is not here in Ohio... it is snowing outside right now... and they are calling for 4 to 6 inches of snow for my area by tomorrow afternoon... That means lots of craft room time tomorrow.  I am getting cabin fever and I am really wanting to go outside to work  in my 11 flower beds, oops, make that 10 flower beds we did do away with one last fall and planted grass in that area.  It is looking as if I won't be outside any time this week.   Maybe next week!!!!  I hope!!!

Well since I have had the time I made two very simply cards today with my new spellbinder's dies.

Cartridges: Accent Essentials (flowers)

Friday, March 22, 2013

SPRING IS COMING !!!                                                                                            

We are not sure when... but Spring will be here soon... We still hope so!!!  So I decided to make very Spring-like card hoping that Mother Nature would see it and correct the weather soon. :)

Cartridge: Accent Essentials
Spellbinder's dies too.

Challenge:  My Paper Crafting - Challenge #126 SPRING

PUNXSUTAWNEY  PHIL, THE OHIO GROUNDHOG HAS BEEN INDICTED                                                                                                    

Hi Everyone,

Hope some of you are having some wonderful spring weather!!!  I hear that the ground hog here in Ohio has been indicted.  Punxsutawney Phil's decidedly incorrect prediction has him in some seriously hot water.  Mr Gmoser has  enter a one-count indictment accuses Phil of "the offense of misrepresentation of early spring, an unclassified felony, and against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio" so one of the TV news channel states. :)  Yesterday morning it was 10 degrees here and today I think it made it up to 34 degrees.  Oh boy are we all wanting some warm weather!!!!  I hear there is another snow storm coming in a few days....

Well with the cold weather I have been staying inside enjoying my craftroom time.
But I did have to journey out to do a bit of shopping last week.   At JoAnn's there was a good sale on Spellbinder's Dies 40%  savings and at a local craft store there were some embossing folders on sale for $1.00 so I picked up some of those too.
So I have been trying them all this week and even completed a few cards.

Here is the first one I did using my new spellbinder's dies and even the very small hearts are pieces cut by the dies so decided to use a few on this card instead throwing them away.

Challenge:  Charisma Cardz Challenge, Challenge # 11 - Die Cuts


Thursday, March 14, 2013

MY FOUR LEAF CLOVER                                                                                        

Hi Everyone, I have been busy this last week or so running around with my hubby looking for a new Radio Control Car.  Our son-in-law, Scott, has a couple of them and has got my hubby interested in them...  So we were off looking for parts and maybe a new car.  Well so far we did find the parts he needed to get his older car going... So hubby, Scott and our grandson went out to drive their cars and trucks so I had some time in my craft room... I did get two cards done but forgot to get a picture of one so I will just be posting this one for now..

I  made this card for my daughter... for her to give to her hubby.  His birthday is on St Patrick's Day.

Cartridge: Craft Room Basic - clover (hearts)      
Spellbinders Dies

Challenge: Craft with Cutters over at My Paper Crafting   Challenge 134 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
                 FCCB's Luck O' the Irish challenge
                 Go Fish Challenge Blog #37 Ribbon
                 Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 260 Anything Goes
                 Cardz TV  Erin Goes Baugh Challenge 127

Friday, March 1, 2013

SPOTTED PUPPY FRIENDS FUR-EVER                                                             

I loved doing the first doggy card so much I decided to try to make the spotted doggy on the cricut cartridge Create A Critter 2.  I did the hair the same as I did on the first card using a squashed flower from Mother's Day Bouquet cricut cartridge.  But this time I also try to make it look a bit more making cuts in the flower here and there.  Plus I made two squashed flowers... one colored cream and the other colored brown... and cut them into two pieces so I could make the hair 2 toned to match the doggy's head...I did match the two-tone hair to the two-tone head this time...but next time I am not so sure it would line up so well... pure luck this time I guess.  Below the card is more info about doing that Spotted Puppy.

Cartridges:  Create A Critter 2
                   Mother's Day Bouquet.

Other Items used:  Cardstock, printed paper, Baker's Twine and Peachy Keen 1 3/8 inches Happy go-lucky dog face.

Challenges:  Wednesday Card Sketch Challenge
                     Exploring Cricut
                    Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #150 Fun with Puns
                    My Crafty Spot Monday Challenge #88 Pop It Up

You can get the Cricut Craft Room file for this spotted puppy here.

These are the squashed flowers... glue the tan flower on top of the brown flower.  
There is a dotted line on the tan flower in the picture above so if you cut it in that area it should work well to match up with the head of the puppy at least mine did. 

Now glue the  half tan and half brown pieces to the full brown flower... I then cut the flower petals  into more petals so it looks a bit more shaggy (see the card above).
 Then glue the flower to the puppy's head.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

THE EASTER BUNNY TREAT BOX                                                                                                                                                      

Here is an Easter Bunny Basket that I have made for one of my grandchildren.  I like to make different things for each grandchild for each holiday.  Hope they like it but for sure they will like the candy.   My hubby loves those little cupcakes that come in clear plastic box so I decide to clean up the plastic box and reuse it for this project.  

Cartridges:  Craft Room Basics, Flower Shoppe.
Other Items Used:  Glue, black beads for eyes (I used 2 darice paste-on Eyes and colored them with a black Sharpie Marker because I wanted the eyes to look a bit larger.  One 3-D Glue Zot (to make the nose stand out) and a flower brad to hold the flower together.  For the whiskers I just cut some very thin strips of purple card stock  Ruffle/ribbon around the bunny's neck.

You can get the cricut craft room file here.

The picture above is to let you know what each of the items in the cricut craft room file are for.  I inked up the edges on some parts of the bunny for more detail then I assembled the bunny.  I formed a L-shape piece of cardstock to glue to back of bunny head and to the top of the plastic box so the head would stand up.  I also glued the bunny feet to the front of the box. Of course don't forget the bunny tail (cotton tail) on the back of the box. 

Here is another version by just adding an oval shape for the body the same size as the head and add two paws.

Friday, February 22, 2013

EASTER CARD #1                                                                                  

Hi Everyone,  
Oh today didn't start off so good ... yesterday my internet service was down off and on all day... so I just finally gave up and called the phone company... about 5 different times...and this morning completely down. so they sent a repairmen today and he fixed it and left but soon I had to make another phone phone call... he came right back and repaired it again this time waited around to see... and sure enough it was back up and running.   Come to find out that snow storm in Kansas did it... I live in Ohio but what happened was their main office is in Kansas and during the big snow storm  their system went down  but when it came back up there were some problems... my internet one of them....  so they had to run some tests and reset the system which a tech in Kansas did but he forgot to save that is why the repairmen had to revisit and have them do it all over again.  So I have been up and running for a few hours now... all is good again with my internet but not so good with the weather... a ice storm hit here this morning so sorry for those that have to get out in this mess.... but for me this means I can stay in and play in my craft room.  
So I have started on my Easter Cards... Here is the first one:

Cartridge:  Create a Critter (dog cut at 3.5 inches)
                 Art Philosophy  (egg ) 
                 Mother's Day Bouquet (a flower squashed for the hair on doggy's head)
                 Peachy Keen ( 1 3/8 inches -  Happy go lucky dog face assortment)
                 Embroidery floss from Close to my Heart.
                 Spellbinder's nestabilities Classic scalloped ovals.

Challenge: 1.  Crafts With Cutters Challenge 122 over at My Paper Crafting
                 2.  Exploring Cricut 


Monday, February 18, 2013

READY FOR SPRING!!!                                                                  

OOOOKKKK... I am so ready for SPRING... want the cold and snowy weather to be GONE!!!
So I decide to make a SPRING FLOWER card ...

Cricut Cartridge:  Mother's Day Bouquet and  Accent Essentials

Playing along at the:
 1.  Flower challenge at MY CRAFT SPOT
 2.  Anything Goes - Challenge #6 at CHARISMA CARDZ CHALLENGES

Saturday, February 16, 2013

VALENTINE LOVE U CARD                                                                                               

Here is my last Valentine card I made this season...
Cartridge:  the butterfly - Every Day Pop Up Cards
                 the word art - Plantin SchoolBook
                 the hearts - Cricut Craft Room Basic
Challenges I have entered with this card:  2 Sister's Challenge blog

Monday, February 4, 2013

VALENTINE CARD 3                                                                                      

Good morning.... still very cold and snowy here in winter wonderland... I have had my fill of snow but it is not done yet so the weather man tells us.  But the good thing is I have been in my craft room a few hours every day lately.  Here is another Valentine Card.

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the hearts on this one.  I used stickles on the hearts also.

Friday, February 1, 2013

CRICUT LOVE CARD.                                                                                         

Good Afternoon, well the weather is very cold outside today with just a like dusting of snow but they are calling for some more snow  like 6 to 12 inches but hope that all stays up north of us.   I am going to stay warm while I spend  some time in my craftroom....   Here is  Cricut Valentine's Day card 13 ...LOVE with a bit of bling... it was easy to do.  

Thursday, January 31, 2013

CONGRATS CARD FOR NEW JOB                                                                                    

My daughter has a new job and it has been one she has wanted for sometime.  So I had to send her a card to let her know how proud we are of her.  The digi stamp is Coffee Break from The Paper Shelter.  For the Congrats word art I used the cartridge Cindy Loo.

 I have posted this card over at Raq's Card Sketch Challenge.  Also entered it in the   The Paper Shelter Blog Challenge 97 All Wrapped Up (She is all wrapped up in her new job).

Sunday, January 27, 2013

VALENTINE CARD                                                                                                                           
 I have been busy with my Granddaughter lately due to her having surgery on her leg again... She had broken her leg back in April of last year and they had to put it back together with 2 plates and 15 screws... well the bones mended  ok but for some reason she has been fighting infection after infection since April.  So they decided to take the plates and screws back out so that the infection will go away.  Wow she is feeling so so much better now... she has to have antibiotic  IV therapy for a while at home but she is on the mend....and she will mostly likely be out of school for 3 weeks.  So all her grandmothers are stepping in to take care of her while she is out of school.  So I have not been in my craft room for a while but I wanted to post this Valentine card.  TFL....

 The lips are from the Indie Art Cartridge.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CANDY SUCKER FLOWER ARRANGEMENT                                                                              
 Hi    wow it is cold outside!!! and I am staying inside  today.  I am so ready for spring.   So today I made a   cute little flower arrangement made with suckers and valentine conversation heart candies.  It was so easy to make.  I use flowers from  Art Philosophy cartridge (flower8 in two different sizes cut 1 at 3 inches and cut 1 at 2 1/2 inches  and 2 each of the  flower1 cut at 1 3/4 inches).  Glue the 4 flowers together, made a hole in the middle of all four flowers and put the stucker stick through the middle.  The vase is just a little plastic wine type glass that was located in my local grocery store filled with valentine conversation candies then I added the stucker flowers. Now that was easy and if you have any questions I would be glad to answer them.   TFL!!!

Challenge:  Go Fish Challenge 33

Monday, January 14, 2013

TWEET - HEART VALENTINE CARD                                                                                                

 I have entered the Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge this week... Bird and branch theme.  I have also entered the Go Fish Challenge.
The cartridges I used:  Craft Room Basic, Art Philosophy, Animal Kingdom, Create A Critter 2, and Spring Cottage.  TFL!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

FLOWER FROG                                                                                                   

Hi!  It is Sunday here and we are still having a bit of mild weather before the cold comes roaring back...just hope not too cold and I am already done with the snow... let's more on to spring!!!

I have seen that some of you are standing your cards up on a stand that looks like a bunch of nails... so I went looking for a picture of that item but had a hard time finding a picture because of not knowing what it was called so I did some asking around and a friend told me that it is called a frog.   So I went looking and it seems that they are called Flower Frogs... so I told my hubby I wanted one made, showed him a picture and he made me one. :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SNOWFLAKE CARD                                                                                        

Here is a card that I have made for the  challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2.  This is the first time I have joined in on  their challenges.  SNOWFLAKE is the theme this I hope I  posted  it correctly... I also added this card to the challenge over at Raq's Card Challenge on

  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the snowflake and used  the spellbinders  scallop oval die.   

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

  Wish BIG!                                                                                              

For this card I didn't have a candle on my cartridges that I wanted to use so I made up my own using pieces and parts from the cartridges I have... For the top (drippy wax) part of the candle I use the cake from Everyday Pop Up Cards... for the stick part of the candle I use the rectange from Plantin Schoolbook... and the flame is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards made into three different sizes.  I really like the Cricut Craft Room.  

Sunday, January 6, 2013


 Here are 2 more cards I did this week  for Raq's card challenge  over at  As you can see I am starting my Christmas cards for next year... it was just too much to do them all in the month of December last year.

 Cartridge:  Create A Critter 2

Cartridges:  Art Philosophy and Accents Essentials and the word art is mine (used photoshop elements).


Friday, January 4, 2013

ONE MORE BIRTHDAY CARD                                                                         

Here is one more card for mom and grandmas to choose from..... I used spellbinder's die the classic large oval and the Happy Birthday is computer generated.... and  the little lady is from The Paper Shelter.. she is so darn cute... plus she was already colored (this part I love because I don't use copic markers)  I need to learn how to use them but I don't want to stop making cards and take the time... maybe some day.  I did change the color of her hair in photoshop because I just had to have red hair on her....I also did this for the challenge over at Raq's Card Challenge on the


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Birthday Cards                                                                                                     

Here are a few birthday cards that I have made for my granddaughters.... My two oldest granddaughters were born in Jan on the same day 2 years apart... so we have always celebrated their birthdays on the same day.   So it is time to start making some cards for them.... I need to make 10 or so cards because my daughter needs 2, her mother in law needs 2 and I of course need 2... that way they can pick out the ones they here are three cards I have finished.

For this card I used: Spring Cottage cartridge, The Paper Shelter - Spring Princess, a Die-namics die flourishes and spellbiners long classic scalloped rectangle large dies.  The Happy Birthday it is computer generated. 

For this card I used Darice 3 snowmen embossing folder, Spellbinders long classic  scallopped rectangle large die, long classic rectangle large die... some buttons and ribbon I had on hand.

    For this card I use a Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, for the flourishes a die-namics die and the spellbinders big scalloped oval large dies and Happy Birthday is  computer generated